3D Artist
Oct
13

Vue 10 to ship early November

News & Features
by
Lynette Clee

E-on Software has announced its upcoming Vue 10 product line, scheduled for November release

Vue 10 introduces several major enhancements, including:

  • spline and road tools
  • new rock technology
  • streamlined terrain editing
  • a physical water shading engine
  • improvements to rendering performance and artistic control

The Vue 10 product line up will follow the already well established three-tiered structure:

  • Vue Infinite and Vue xStream – for CG professionals
  • Vue Espirit, Vue Studio and Vue Complete – for 3D artists
  • Vue Pioneer and Themepacks, Vue 3D SuperHero and Vue Frontier – for 3D enthusiasts

Vue 10 to ship early November

Find out more about the next generation features in Vue 10:

• Spline and Road Tools: Vue 10 includes a comprehensive spline toolkit that can be used for EcoSystems, terrain effects, building roads or creating objects. An automatic Path-finding algorithm can also be used to build realistic roads at the surface of terrains

Dynamic Rocks: Vue 10 features a library of dynamic rock templates that can be used to instantly create single rocks, groups of rocks, or use them in EcoSystems. Each time the user creates a rock from a template, a new and unique variation will be generated

• Water Shading Engine and Physical Transparency: Physical water adds absorption and scattering parameters to allow for realistic light absorption in the body of water. Ocean waves now accurately affect incident light to produce realistic underwater caustics

• Render Comparison: The new render display dialogue now lets the user stack and compare previous renders. Users can overlay and compare 2 renders (including multi-pass layers) and use HDR difference tools for in depth analysis. Lightweight render clones can be created to test various postprocessing effects, without altering the original render

• EcoSystem Phase and Lean-out Control: Vue 10 lets the user individually control the phase (animation offset) of animated elements inside EcoSystem populations for creating more natural animations. Phase is totally user-controllable on a per instance basis, using the function graph. EcoSystem Lean-out Control lets the user define how the EcoSystem instances lean out towards zones of lower density

• Terrain Editing Improvements: Users can now precisely preview the active zones when painting with a brush that has Environment Constraints applied. A new Custom 3D terrain brush is added to the brush collection. Mask rotation can also be enabled/disabled when painting in the terrain editor. Material painting in the terrain editor is markedly improved. A new Strata3D node is added for the creation of realistic canyon walls and stratified rock formations. And much more!

• Edge-based Anti-Aliasing: A new edge-based anti-aliasing algorithm is added to complement the previous colour-based anti-aliasing strategy. Both AA settings can be configured independently

• Improved Depth of Field and Motion Blur

• Up to 30% Faster Rendering Speed: Significant internal optimisations made to Vue 10’s rendering engine will result in dramatically accelerated rendering

• And much more: new “Main View Defined” Aspect Ratio, Multiple Camera Aspect Ratio Variation, Improved Render Area, Texture Projection Node, Mixed Materials Alpha Channel, Collada Morph Targets…

Plus all the new features introduced in Vue 9.5, such as GPU Anti-Aliasing, FastHybrid Depth of Field, Atmosphere Relighting, Localized Cloud Layers, Advanced Cloud Control, Interactive Texture Placement, Custom Star Maps and more!

More information will be released by E-on Software at the time of release – keep an eye on www.e-onsoftware.com to stay in the loop.